Mandolorian build

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Yoda

New Member
SO I started my first Mando build in EVA
patterns cut and Printed
pattern.jpg

EVA cut
eva cut out.jpg

damage added and parts shaped
eva shaped and damage added.jpg

Coated EVA in Resin
first Pastic coat.jpg

a closer look
glass ish finish.jpg

coat 2
second of 3.jpg

Coat 3
coat 3.jpg
 

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Yoda

New Member
SO Merc's do not take EVA as a build material on to plastic
Patterns traced out


Bucket traced.jpg
A few Pieces cut out
parts cut out.jpg

2 sets cut out One for me one for a friend
2 fronts cut out.jpg

one full upper body
one full set.jpg

A bit of color not formed back plate yet
a bit of primer.jpg
 

Insanedeer

New Member
looking good. Was thinking of doing the same but maybe using a 55 gallon drum instead for the added thickness but might be too heavy.
 

Yoda

New Member
I was looking at that also but the ribs in it looked like an issue to flatten the only piece you would need a large bucket is the back plate . I got a large industrial cleaner bottle from the DPW is a lot thicker also.
 

Mean Obiwan

Well-Known Member
Using a bucket to cut out the armor looks like a great idea to me. I've been interested in making a Mando suit and hadn't thought of that. I intend on purchasing the helmet, but for everything else, this bucket idea looks awesome.
Looking forward to your progress.
 

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Yoda

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OK so I roughed out the flak vest and then taped my armor plates to it for sizing
the vest needs to be hemmed and the shoulder darts need to be added and I want to add the neck seal on vest also
vestpattern.jpg

vest piece fit.jpg
 

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Yoda

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Finished the trim and shoulders on vest, also have a Velcro closure on back. plus I got a better Idea of the plate placement Next is to figure out the neck seal

quilting the shoulders
quilted shoulder.jpg

all together
vest.jpg

new plate image
front done.jpg
 

dmrforce1

New Member
I used a hardhat and two 5 gallon buckets to make my Mando helmet. Worked great. PVC pipe works great for armor. You just heat it with a heat gun to flatten it. Then draw your patterns on, then reheat and shape to your body. The PVC has a nice thickness and feels like real armor. Also paint adheres great to the PVC. If you would like pics I can post some. I'm an official member of the Mercs.
 

Yoda

New Member
I would love to see your work Post away Also what did you use for Glue to make the Helmet?
 

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Yoda

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Was going to cast a replica of a Fett helm i have access to but it is deformed from how it was stored so I got the WOF template from the Dented Helmet and this is the progress:
- an bunch of templates on cardboard


-the cardboard template lower together:

I was not happy with how it looked so ...

Attempt 2 with card stock:

Better curves

-with dome attached I glued 2 pieces of card stock together for all the templates to add strength:


-First Coat of glass on paper:

got second coat on out side also need to resin the inside and add fiber mat
 
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Yoda

New Member
Finally got some time to do some bondo work on helm
Bondo Coat
strbondo.jpg

a bit of sanding
strbondo1.jpg

More sanding and dremel work
strbondo2.jpg
 

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